With less than 36 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo comes to an end, Toronto-based startup, DreamQii and its new drone, PlexiDrone, continues to remain in the spotlight, raising $621,030 from 1,912 backers.
The PlexiDrone is a small, sophisticated, easy-to-use and is operated by a smartphone or tablet. It allows users to capture breathtaking aerial photography with unprecedented ease. Its design include:
- 2 PropellersCCW
- 2 Propellers CW
- Self Tightening
- Low Energy
Creators of the drone also noted that its propellers have been designed to maximize performance and make it incredibly easy to change a propeller. No tools required, just spin your propeller on and be ready to fly in seconds.
The drone also makes flying and filming easier than ever before. Its team shared, “Just point to where you want to fly and begin capturing amazing aerial film. We’ve removed the need for a bulky and complicated remote controller and simplified the controls so that anyone can film from the sky!”
Key features of the PlexiDrone include:
- GPS Follow Me: Using this app, the PlexiDrone automatically keeps focused on a fixed point of interest, of even follows a moving object.
- 360 Degree Unobstructed View: You’ll never have to crop your shots in posts. No junk in the shot-just a clear and beautiful aerial film.
- SwarmTech: Fly your own swarm of PlexiDrones and capture a scene from multiple vantage points.
- Obstacle Avoidance: Ultrasonic sensing lets PlexiDrone detect obstacles in its path. This added safety features lets you decide if PlexiDrone should stop completely or find another path when confronted by an obstacle.
As previously reported, The device will also be the first of its kind to be designed and manufactured in Canada. Leading camera retailer, Henry’s, will also carry the Canadian-made drone. Shoppers can look for the PlexiDrone in stores and online next spring. Combined sales through crowd-funding and retail agreements exceed $1M USD.
Sharing details about the drone’s crowdfunding success, co-founder and CEO of DreamQii, Klever Freire stated, “Since we launched our crowdfunding campaign, the response from our backers has been overwhelmingly positive and we are well ahead of our sales projections. We are truly grateful for the worldwide support from everyone who funded the campaign.”
“DreamQii’s PlexiDrone camera platform meets the needs of our customers with features like GPS follow-me and a 360-degree unobstructed field of view,” explained Mark Wolfson, Vice President of Sales at Henry’s. “With its ease of use, extreme-portability and industrial design, PlexiDrone is a great product for film makers and photographers, which is why we will support it through all our retail stores, on-line, and through our flight schools.”
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